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Los Angeles carries out autopsy and drug tests on Sylvester Stallone's son

LOS ANGELES -- An autopsy was carried out in Los Angeles Sunday on the body of Sylvester Stallone's son Sage after his shock death aged 36, but toxicology results will take about 10 weeks, officials said.

The Hollywood A-lister was said to be "devastated" after his eldest son, also an actor, was found dead at his Hollywood home Friday, with some reports suggesting he had died from a drug overdose.

The autopsy took place Sunday morning, said Los Angeles County Coroner's Office spokeswoman Cheryl MacWillie, adding: "But the results from the toxicology screening will probably not be back for at least 10 weeks."

Some prescription pill bottles were taken from the apartment, but authorities have said little about the cause of the death. There was no sign of foul play or trauma, or a suicide note, said Ed Winter of the coroner's office.

Sage Moonblood Stallone appeared in the 1990 film "Rocky V" as Rocky Balboa Jr., the son of his father's title character. The pair also appeared together in the 1996 movie "Daylight."

The 36-year-old is credited with 13 big-screen roles as an actor, while he was a producer on three films, including the 2006 short "Vic" which he also wrote and directed.

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